Useless Draft Facts

Since the first NFL Draft in 1936, a total of 1,538 players have been selected in the first round. In the history of the draft, the overall No. 1 pick has been traded 13 times.

2002 NFL DRAFT NOTES

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN APRIL 20-21, 2002 -- Since the first NFL Draft in 1936, a total of 1,538 players have been selected in the first round. In the history of the draft, the overall No. 1 pick has been traded 13 times.

The 13 trades:

YEAR FROM TO PLAYER SELECTED

1941 Philadelphia Chicago Tom Harmon/RB

1967 New Orleans Baltimore Bubba Smith/DE

1968 NY Giants Minnesota Ron Yary/T

1974 Houston Dallas Ed "Too Tall" Jones/DE

1975 Baltimore Atlanta Steve Bartkowski/QB

1978 Tampa Bay Houston Earl Campbell/RB

1979 San Francisco Buffalo Tom Cousineau/LB

1984 Tampa Bay via Cincinnati New England Irving Fryar/WR

1990 Atlanta Indianapolis Jeff George/QB

1991 New England Dallas Russell Maryland/DT

1995 Carolina Cincinnati Ki-Jana Carter/RB

1997 N.Y. Jets St. Louis Orlando Pace/T

2001 San Diego Atlanta Michael Vick/

QB NOTE: Nine times have teams known that the choice would be the No. 1 overall selection (1967, 1975, 1978, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001).

Quarterbacks selected No. 1 overall: 21

1940, George Cafego* by Chicago Cardinals;

1944, Angelo Bertelli by Boston;

1946, Frank Dancewicz by Boston;

1948, Harry Gilmer by Washington;

1952, Bill Wade by Los Angeles;

1954, Bobby Garrett by Cleveland;

1955, George Shaw by Baltimore;

1958, King Hill by Chicago Cardinals;

1959, Randy Duncan by Green Bay;

1963, Terry Baker by Los Angeles;

1970, Terry Bradshaw by Pittsburgh;

1971, Jim Plunkett by New England;

1975, Steve Bartkowski by Atlanta;

1983, John Elway by Baltimore;

1987, Vinny Testaverde by Tampa Bay;

1989, Troy Aikman by Dallas;

1990, Jeff George by Indianapolis;

1993, Drew Bledsoe by New England;

1998, Peyton Manning by Indianapolis;

1999, Tim Couch by Cleveland;

2001, Michael Vick by Atlanta.

Number of players from Fresno State selected No. 1 overall: 0

Players from the Western Athletic Conference selected No. 1 overall: 0

Most frequently selected position with overall No. 1 pick in draft history: Running back-23 times (last time by Cincinnati in 1995, Ki-Jana Carter)

Running backs selected No. 1: 23

1936, Jay Berwanger by Philadelphia;

1937, Sam Francis* by Philadelphia;

1938, Corbett Davis* by Cleveland;

1940, George Cafego* by Chicago Cardinals;

1941, Tom Harmon by Chicago Bears;

1942, Bill Dudley by Pittsburgh;

1943, Frank Sinkwich by Detroit;

1945, Charley Trippi by Chicago Cardinals;

1947, Bob Fenimore by Chicago Bears;

1950, Leon Hart* by Detroit;

1951, Kyle Rote by NY Giants;

1957, Paul Hornung by Green Bay;

1960, Billy Cannon by Los Angeles;

1961, Tommy Mason by Minnesota;

1962, Ernie Davis by Washington;

1965, Tucker Fredrickson by NY Giants;

1969, O.J. Simpson by Buffalo;

1977, Ricky Bell by Tampa Bay;

1978, Earl Campbell by Houston;

1980, Billy Sims by Detroit;

1981, George Rogers by New Orleans;

1986, Bo Jackson by Tampa Bay;

1995, Ki-Jana Carter by Cincinnati.

Consecutive top 10 choices from same college: 2000:

Penn State - DE Courtney Brown (1) and LB LaVar Arrington (2) 1996:

Illinois - LB Kevin Hardy (2) and DE Simeon Rice (3) 1993:

Alabama - DE John Copeland (5) and DE Eric Curry (6) 1992:

Stanford - T Bob Whitfield (8) and RB Tommy Vardell (9) 1991:

Nebraska - DB Bruce Pickens (3) and LB Mike Croel (4)

Tennessee - T Charles McRae (7) and T Antone Davis (8) 1990:

Southern California - LB Junior Seau (5) and DB Mark Carrier (6) 1984:

Nebraska - WR Irving Fryar (1) and T Dean Steinkuhler (2) 1981:

UCLA - RB Freeman McNeil (3) and DB Kenny Easley (4) 1978:

Notre Dame - TE Ken MacAfee (7) and DT Ross Browner (8) 1977:

Southern California - T Marvin Powell (4) and DT Gary Jeter (5) 1967:

Michigan State - DT Bubba Smith (1) and RB Clint Jones (2) 1959:

Ohio State - RB Don Clark (7) and C Dan James (8) 1949:

Notre Dame - QB Frank Tripucka (9) and G Bill Fischer (10)

Southern Methodist - RB Doak Walker (3) and RB/DB Paul Page (4) 1948:

Alabama - RB Lowell Tew (4) and C Vaughn Mancha (5) 1946:

Notre Dame - QB Johnny Lujack (4) and T George Connor (5) 1943:

Minnesota - RB Bill Daley (7) and T Dick Wildung (8) 1937:

Nebraska – RB/DB Lloyd Cardwell (7) and TE/DE Les McDonald (8)

MOST PLAYERS DRAFTED FROM SINGLE SCHOOL (1970-2001)

Year College Players

2001 Florida State 9 2000

Tennessee 9 1999 Florida,

Ohio State 8 1998 Washington 10 1997

Arizona State, Miami, Nebraska 8 1996

 Penn State 10 1995

Colorado, Florida State 10 1994

Notre Dame 10 1993 Notre Dame, Miami 9 1992

Washington 11 1991

Miami 11 1990 Southern California 10 1989

Auburn 10 1988 Oklahoma 13 1987

Penn State 13 1986 Illinois, Southern California 9

1985 Wisconsin 11

1984 Texas 17

1983 Southern California 11

1982 Texas 12

1981 Pittsburgh 12

1980 Nebraska, Southern California 10

1979 Notre Dame, Oklahoma 10

1978 Florida 10

1977 Southern California 14

1976 Nebraska, Ohio State 11

1975 Southern California 14

1974 UCLA 12

1973 Oklahoma 11

1972 Michigan 10

1971 Ohio State 13

1970 Grambling, Southern California 9

In the 13 years underclassmen have been allowed in the draft (since 1989), eight of the 13 overall No. 1 picks have been juniors (Michael Vick – 2001, Tim Couch – 1999, Orlando Pace-1997, Ki-Jana Carter-1995, Dan Wilkinson-1994, Drew Bledsoe-1993, Steve Emtman-1992, Jeff George-1990).

COLLEGES WITH MOST TOTAL FIRST-ROUND PICKS

Notre Dame 59

Texas 29

Southern Cal 58

Penn State 28

Ohio State 56

Louisiana State 26

Miami 41

UCLA 27

Michigan 38

Florida State 26

Florida 37

Arizona State 23

Alabama 33

Texas A&M 22

Tennessee 32

Colorado 21

Nebraska 31

Arkansas 20

Mich. State 29

Minnesota 19

Oklahoma 29

Pittsburgh 19

COLLEGES WITH MOST FIRST-ROUND PICKS BY YEAR (Since 1967) 2001- Miami/4 1983-Pittsburgh, Southern California/3 2000-Florida State/3 1982-Southern California/3 1999-Ohio State/3 1981-Southern California, Pittsburgh/3 1998-North Carolina, Tennessee/3 1980-Southern California, Texas/3 1997-Florida State/4 1979-Multiple with 2 1996-Ohio State/3 1978-Notre Dame/3 1995- Fla. St., Michigan, Ohio St., Penn St./3 1977-Southern California/3 1994-Notre Dame, Texas A&M/3 1976-Colorado, Oklahoma/3 1993-Notre Dame/4 1975-Ohio State/3 1992-Multiple with 2 1974-Ohio State/3 1991-Tennessee/3 1973-Purdue, Southern California/3 1990-Multiple with 2 1972-Nebraska, Notre Dame/3 1989-Florida/3 1971-Ohio State/4 1988-Arizona State, Miami, Oklahoma/2 1970-Oklahoma/3 1987-Miami/3 1969-Notre Dame, Ohio St., S. Cal./2 1986-Iowa/3 1968-Southern California/5 1985-Wisconsin/3 1967-Michigan State/4 1984-Maryland, Nebraska, Oklahoma/2


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